GM Issues Third Recall for Sport Utility Vehicles: Vehicles Should be Kept Outside to Prevent House Fires

In the wake of massive recalls issued to correct problems with faulty ignition switches, the safety of General Motors’ vehicles remains in question. Amidst concerns that faulty power window switches could cause fires, General Motors recently recalled a group of sport utility vehicles.[1]

In North America the recall affects approximately 189,000 vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2007. They include: GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, and the Saab 97-X. General Motors advises all customers who own these vehicles to park them outside until the issue is resolved. Their concern is that a fire started in the garage could spread to the house.

This latest recall is one of many issues General Motors is facing. The company is currently going through the biggest safety crisis in its history.[2] Already, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined General Motors $35 million for their initial reluctance to issue safety-related recalls.[3] This latest recall suggests that safety issues with General Motors vehicles remain unresolved.

General Motors will send out letters notifying the owners of the affected vehicles soon. Customers will then receive a second letter letting them know when parts are available to fix the problem. In the interim, if you or someone you know owns a vehicle affected by this recall, follow General Motors’ suggestion and keep the car outside until the switch is replaced.

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled due to defective ignition switches. If you or a family member has suffered a severe personal injury because of a defective product or has died in an accident involving a defective product, the experienced product liability attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen can help. Please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307.